IJRPC 2012, 2(3) PHYTOPHARMACOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF CHLOROPHYTUM BORIVILIANUM (SAFED MUSLI): A REVIEW

Devendra Singh, Devendra Singh, Bhagirath Pokhriyal, Y Joshi, Vilasrao Kadam
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN PHARMACY AND CHEMISTRY   unpublished
Chlorophytum borivilianum family Liliaceae is a traditional rare Indian medicinal herb widely used in the treatment of many clinical conditions in India. It is an important drug commonly known as 'Safed Musli'. It has many therapeutic applications in Ayurvedic, Unani, Homeopathic and Allopathic system of medicine. In the Ayurvedic literature, Safed Musli is celebrated as a Divya Aushad with unparalleled medicinal properties. It is a chief ingredient in the preparation of over a hundred
more » ... a hundred Ayurvedic formulations. Chlorophytum borivilianum is widely cultivated throughout India. Major phytochemical components reported from the roots of C. borivilianum include mainly steroidal saponins, fructans and fructoligosaccharides (FOS), acetylated mannans, phenolic compounds and proteins. In this review paper, an attempt has been made to explore various dimensions of the drug including phytochemical and pharmacological studies carried out on this drug.
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